Posts Categorized: meditation

awareness practice and political activism

The main reason for this post is to publicise a Learn to Meditate day 10am to 5pm on Sunday 26 Feb 20127 as a fundraiser for CEFN, the north Wales refugee support network.  The workshop  is open to all and booking is essential for ten places. I thought I’d share why I’m doing it and… Read more »

How to Meditate by Pema Chodron – a book review

As soon as I finished ‘How to Meditate’, I started reading it again. I first learnt to meditate in 1987, so I guess that shows this nugget compilation of meditation teachings will appeal to and help long-time meditators. If you’re a beginner, or simply interested, well, what a blessing to have this book at your… Read more »

meditation and mindfulness

When I learnt to meditate in London 1987 I kept it top secret. I was working in politics and most people in my circle then thought it was a weird, if not cultish thing to do. The most common accusation – and misunderstanding – then, was that it was an ‘escapist’ thing to do. These… Read more »

Mindfulness and Medicine – a book review of ‘Heal Thy Self’

A review, by Jan Parker, of ‘Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine’ by Saki Santorelli, 1999, Bell Tower, New York (Random House).   “Don’t turn your head.  Keep looking at the bandaged place.  That’s where the Light enters you.”  Rumi   The current revolution in mindfulness training is astonishing.  There’s a wealth of books… Read more »